By learning from the best, the apprentice has become one of the best. Anyone who fears Leinster and Ireland talent Joey Carbery may get impatient waiting for Johnny Sexton to retire doesn’t appreciate the upside of operating in his shadow.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
When you ply your trade in the front-row of the Munster scrum, following legendary figures like Tom Clifford, Phil O’Callaghan, Peter Clohessy, and John Hayes, there’s little confusion over your responsibility to the famous red shirt.
Wed, 12 Apr, 2017
Few people are better positioned to survey the Munster rugby landscape than Marcus Horan. As IRUPA player development manager for the province, he gets to see and hear the challenges the modern player faces. He was coaching his beloved Shannon until a disappointing departure a few month ago. He’s seen how the club game is nearly dying and he has a keen appreciation of what his ‘big brother’ Anthony Foley did — and continues to do — for Munster.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
Wed, 10 Feb, 2016
The battle for control of the European game took a worrying twist last week. Entering the City Hall for Ronan O’Gara’s testimonial on Thursday night, I was made aware of the statement issued on behalf of independent mediators, Graeme Mew and Stephen Drymer, after two days of deliberations in Dublin.
Wed, 30 Oct, 2013
Peter Clohessy’s going. So is Brent Pope. Mick Galwey has his tickets, and Alan Quinlan is on board. Anytime is a good time to travel to Australia, but for rugby fans, the 2013 Lions Tour is something else entirely. As holidays go, this is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2013
They may have been key cogs in the pack during his first spell at Munster, but Alan Quinlan, Mick Galwey and Peter Clohessy are all adamant that Declan Kidney should walk away from his role as Ireland head coach at the end of the Six Nations.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013
Mick Galwey, his old sparring partner with Shannon, Munster and Ireland, last night launched John Hayes’s autobiography “The Bull” in the Sin Bin, the Limerick bar owned by another former team mate and rugby legend, Peter Clohessy, who couldn’t be present because of the death earlier in the day of his father, Noel.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2012
If evidence was needed to underline the value of youth, you only had to watch the scenes in Cardiff on Saturday when a gaggle of baby-faced assassins from Wales paraded the Six Nations trophy around the Millennium Stadium with the same innocent smiles as kids in a bouncy castle.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2012